Here is dance music for hammered dulcimer and piano, unlike anything you’ve heard! Lucille Reilly and pianist Jill Smith introduce each tune “the way it goes” (to their ears, anyway; this is folk music, after all), and then they interpret it: Lucille noodles all over the strings, painting each tune with the sounds of fresh, resonant variations, which Jill supports by tickling the ivories imaginatively. Together, Lucille and Jill create a listening experience that will bring you back to this CD again and again. These masterfully arranged fiddle tunes for contra dancing (and a weekend breakfast, vacuuming your house, etc.!), plus one hambo and one waltz, will have you tapping your toes in no time. Better yet, grab a partner and dance!
Selections include: Dick Gossip’s Reel * Double Lead Through/Cincinnati * Pretty Little Dog/Liberty * Tenpenny Bit/Morrison’s Jig * Waiting for Nancy (Curt Bouterse) * Karis Pers Polska * Ragtime Annie * Swallowtail Jig/Swallowtail Reel * Reel des jeunes mariés/Eddie’s Reel * Fair Jenny’s Jig (Peter Barnes)/Dancing Bear (Bob McQuillen) * Scotland the Brave/Golden Slippers * Amelia (Bob McQuillen) $15
Woo Hoo! Leg slappin’ goooood!…I think I listened to it four times tonight already. Such happy music, and the subtle rhythms are astonishing! My dog dances with me, too. It’s too funny! – Louise Del Vecchio, New Jersey
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